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Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

  • Birth 25 May 1877 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 25 Nov 1949 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Redemption Section, Lot 1
  • Memorial ID 879

Actor, Dancer. Best known for his famous "stair dance" and for his many co-starring roles and dancing duets with Shirley Temple in the 1930s, he was one of the highest-paid performers in vaudeville. He also held the world record for running backwards.

Bio by: Joe Fodor


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 879
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (25 May 1877–25 Nov 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 879, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .